- One person dead and one police officer are injured in a Konkobamba river fight
- The injured police officer is being treated at the hospital
A gun battle between the police and some Konkombas at ‘Nigeria camp’ near Mpahar in the Central Gonja district of the Northern region has resulted in the death of One Person and the injury of one police officer.
Confirming the news to Starr News, the Assemblyman for the Nigeria camp electoral area, Dedzada Kofi Francis, said the deceased is yet to be identified. He narrated that the konkombas shot at the police officers who were there to prevent them from putting DDT in the river to catch fish. In the attempt by the police man at dodging the bullet, the bullet hit one of the konkombas , who died instantly.
The assembly man added that the policeman was given a hot chase after he run away but luck ran out on his other counterpart who was beaten severly by the kokombabs and left with injuries. He is currently receiving treatment at the Mpahar hospital.
The two police officers were reportedly at the Bontsut river pond on the orders of the Mpaharwura Mohammed, Chief of Mpahar, to stop the konkombas from fishing in the river with poisonous chemicals.
There have been recent clashes between the konkombas and the Gonjas leaving around the river over claims that the Konkombas use harmful chemicals to fish in the river. The development has prompted the traditional authorities in the area to seek police protection around the river in order to maintain peace and order.
Starr News reports that the Konkombas attacked the officers because they were being prevented from fishing in the river